UNN cancels Post-UTME test over leakage of question papers

The Authorities of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, have canceled the post-UTME screening over fears that the question papers for the tests leaked.

The three-day post-UTME screening started on Monday for candidates seeking to study sciences and related courses but it was called off on Tuesday.

Only candidates who scored the mandatory 200 marks in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination are eligible to write the test.

Tuesday, when candidates slated to write the test were seated and answer scripts were being shared to them, the authorities of the university called off the entire exercise.

Efforts by our correspondent to get the UNN Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bartho Okolo, to speak on the development proved abortive, but reliable sources in the university confirmed the cancellation of the exercise.

The sources and some of the exam candidates who spoke to The PUNCH alleged that an unidentified employee of the university leaked the question papers.

They also stated that the exercise would now hold for two days, that is, July 27 and 28, 2012.

The source said, “The exam invigilators and supervisors were shocked when they discovered that the candidates were shading correct answer options into the answer scripts even before the question papers were shared.”

It was also gathered that efforts to check malpractices culminated in the exercise stretching into the night on Monday in some of the centres within the university.

The prospective undergraduates lamented that the shifting of the exam would expose them to serious challenges.

One of them, a male candidate, asked, “Why do things like this happen in a university like this?”

A female candidate said, “I paid for a hotel room and I was supposed to vacate tomorrow. With this development, I don’t know what to do because I don’t have money to pay for another day in the hotel.”

-Punch News

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15 Comments

  • Actually dz shows dt we have bad eggs in d school buh it also proves dt d school will go 2 any length 2 curb malpractices…UNN only want 2 maintain their standard.

  • this is rediculous & this shows incompetence on the side of the administrators. The same people who leaked the papers are still the same people cancelling the exams now making things difficult for the candi
    dates. Its a pity

  • practical bullshit. UNN is a mess why are they now suffering d innocent candidate who travel from a long distance to write this exam?
    this is not Good at all.
    notin is eva GOES ON WELL in this fucked country every tin sucks like hell.

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  • Its just so so annoying, I travelled all the way from Lagos to Enugu,spent about ten hours on the road, reading all night, drinking coffee all the time just to stay awake at night, all I get is dis huge disappointment, now talk of the expenses spent in a week, accommodation,feeding,transportation,and reading my eyes out,even risking my life on dis type of journey,I mean,this is way more than a sacrifice. I can’t even imagine how the girls that were raped on the night of the first screening day are feeling right now,gaoush!!
    On the other hand ,I support the prosponement because,it’s a big cheat to let some dullard get the questions nd answers on a platter of gold,meanwhile I am ,by the corner reading all night, burning the candle, taking coffee,staying awake all night studying just to pass the exam,then they will end up getting high grades,which will lead the administration raise the cut off mark, which may be favorable to the dullards who cheated,and may not be favorable to those who studied hard. God help us, Amen.

  • I couldn’t register for the UNN Post UTME exam cos of unavailability of UNN scratch card at designated banks. Can I still still register online?

  • UNN should see the paper leakage as one of the challenges that every institution has.but the leakage signals the present of a bad egg in the campus authority,it now left for them to do justice to the bad eggs.i stil want to thank the authority for trying to prove there readiness to curb exam malpractice by cancelling and postponding the exam.my kudos to the dain.

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